War Department established a regular army. 1858:
Rudolf Diesel, German thermal engineer who invented the internal-combustion
engine that bears his name, died. 1901: Italian-born Nobel physicist
Enrico Fermi was born. 1914: A patent for a "Phonograph
Record" was granted to Thomas Edison. 1915: The first
transcontinental radio telephone demonstration was given in
New York City, where speech was transmitted via Arlington, VA to
Mare Island at San Francisco, CA. 1925:
Paul MacCready, designer of the Gossamer series of human and
solar powered aircraft, was born. 1946: "The
Adventures of Sam Spade" debuted on CBS Radio. 1950: General
MacArthur's troops liberated
Seoul, South Korea. 1990: The California Air Resources Board
Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) mandate requiring 2% of vehicles
beginning in 1998 (rising to 5% in 2001, 10% in 2003) must have
no exhaust emissions.
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historical tidbits have been collected from various sources, mostly on the Internet.
As detailed in
this article, there
is a lot of wrong information that is repeated hundreds of times because most websites
do not validate with authoritative sources. On RF Cafe, events with
hyperlinks have been verified. Many years ago,
I began commemorating the birthdays of notable people and events with
special RF Cafe logos.
Where available, I like to use images from postage stamps from the country where
the person or event occurred.